American inscriptions in a quarry in northern France

Due to be published by Amberley in December 2022, my new book explores a little-known legacy left by soldiers in forgotten caves along the Western Front during the First World War: thousands of inscriptions and wall carvings that tell stories of courage, pride, hope and fear. 

The Whispering Walls

The Whispering Walls takes the reader into the gloom of these timewarp locations where the graffiti, in many cases as clear as if it had been written yesterday, rings out with the question: will I survive? 

The book traces the fates of individual soldiers and presents some of the most striking inscriptions in over 100 photographs. 

As Europe descends into darkness once again with Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the inscriptions convey a powerful reminder of the cost of war.    

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In good bookshops from December